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James Silas Cole

James Silas Cole, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 79, United States District Court Missouri 79, United States Bankruptcy Court Missouri 83. Co-founder, officer Birthright of Kirksville, 1980—1985; state board directors Missouri Citizens for Life, 1986—1988; member parish council Mary Immaculate Church, Kirksville, 1980—1983; Member of American Association For Justice, American Bar Association, Knights of Columbus, Alpha Sigma Nu, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Cole, James Silas was born on September 8, 1953 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States. Son of James Silas and Joyce Jeanne (Jeanne) Cole.

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, St. Louis University, 1975. Juris Doctor cum laude, Harvard University, 1978.

    Career

    • Law clerk Missouri Supreme Court, Jefferson City, 1978—1979. Associate Mulford & Cole and predecessor Michael W. Mulford, Kirksville, Missouri, 1979—1980, partner, 1980—1988. Assistant United States Trustee Department Justice, St. Louis, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Missouri 79, United States District Court Missouri 79, United States Bankruptcy Court Missouri 83.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Co-founder, officer Birthright of Kirksville, 1980—1985. State board directors Missouri Citizens for Life, 1986—1988. Member parish council Mary Immaculate Church, Kirksville, 1980—1983.

    Member of American Association For Justice, American Bar Association, Knights of Columbus, Alpha Sigma Nu, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Marie Shoemaker, May 24, 1975. Children: Jean Louise, Timothy James, Mary Elizabeth, Stephen Vincent.
    • father: James Silas Cole
    • mother: Joyce Jeanne (Jeanne) Cole
    • spouse: Ann Marie Shoemaker
    • children: Jean Louise Cole
    • Timothy James Cole
    • Mary Elizabeth Cole
    • Stephen Vincent Cole
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    Born September 8, 1953
    (age 64)
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